- Nigerian lawmakers are seeking to put an end to jailbreaks in the country
- Security agencies are also taking steps to ensure that attacks on correctional centres are foiled
- The federal government has come under criticism over security challenges in parts of Nigeria
The House of Representatives has raised concerns about the incessant jailbreaks in the country.
The lawmakers on Thursday, April 22, decided to investigate the issue, noting that such occurrences fuel the insecurity in the country, Channels TV reported.
The decision of the House was prompted by a motion raised by Hon Chudy Momah during plenary.
NSCDC's spokesman, Richard Ogbebor, told journalists that the officers of the command, led by Samuel Ogbeide, an assistant superintendent of corps 1, after getting a distress call, thwarted what would have turned into another bad news in the state, PM News reported.
Ogbebor added that upon getting to the facility, some inmates had already made it out of their cells and were engaging warders in combat leading to operatives sustaining various degrees of injury.
The spokesman of the prison, Abubakar Adamu, revealed that the mayhem started after a warder trafficked items like handsets and drugs to inmates, Daily Nigeria reported.
However, the spokesman added that peace and order have returned to the centre as the situation.
Umahi made the statement on Tuesday, April 20, in Abakaliki, the state capital, The Cable reported.
Due to security reasons, he told herdsmen to stay away from the state for now. He stated that many herdsmen have left the state of their own volition.